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N O W U N D E RWAY Houston’s $1 Billion Redevelopment Project to Begin C O N S T R U C T I O N O N T H E fi rst phase of the $1 billion redevelopment project at Bush Intercontinental Airport will begin by the end of the year. Phase one of the three-phase project will create a new Terminal B south concourse dedicated to domestic regional jet operations. Built in 1969 as one of the airport’s two original terminals, Terminal B has reached its maximum capacity. The $161 million south concourse project will replace the existing south side fl ight stations with a 225,000-square-foot facility to accommodate United’s fleet of regional air- “As the largest hub for the largest airline in the world, Bush Intercontinental is positioned to serve the world as United builds its global network,” said Houston Mayor Annise phase one expected to be completed in late 2013. The Houston Airport System is partnering with United on the project, and the new construction will be PHASE one of the three-phase project will create a new Terminal B south concourse dedicated to domestic regional jet operations. Parker. “Our airport serves as one of the most important economic engines in Houston and we are committed to expanding the portal to our global business connections.” a significant investment into the local economy by creating many jobs. “Together, we serve millions of customers at an important international gateway and by investing in our infrastructure, we are ensuring that we may serve even more global passengers for many more years,” said Mario Diaz, Houston Airport System Director of Aviation. ■ CONSTRUCTION of the entire redevelopment project is planned over the next seven to 10 years, with phase one expected to be completed in late 2013. craft, allowing for both operational flexibility and a better customer experience by providing improved and expanded gate lounge space, concessions and restroom facilities. The new Terminal B south concourse will feature a connecting bridge to a modern central passenger lounge; spacious passenger lounge areas with ample concession choices, restroom facilities and expansive tarmac views; a high-efficiency boarding process that will allow for up to 30 fl ights to depart through three main boarding zones; durable and modern interior fi nishes; a flexible gate layout to accommodate aircraft today and in the future; and a design that incorporates energyefficient techniques using Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) criteria. “This project and the extension of our Terminal C lease to 2027 clearly demonstrate United’s commitment to Houston and will help Houston maintain its status as an international city,” said Jeff Smisek, United’s president and CEO. “Houston is United’s largest hub, and our investment will open opportunities for additional growth.” Plans for future phases of the $1 billion redevelopment project include redevelopment of the central Terminal B lobby and baggage claim areas; a new international-capable north concourse for mainline and regional jet fl ights; a new Terminal B Federal Inspections Services facility and infrastructure improvements. Construction of the entire redevelopment project is planned over the next seven to 10 years, with Heery Aviation is now designing and/or managing aviation projects whose combined constructed value is in excess of $4 billion. KNOWLEDGE INNOVATION EXPERIENCE Heery International Inc. 999 Peachtree Street, NE Atlanta, GA 30309-3953 www.aci-na.org 509111_Heery.indd 1 | CENTERLINES AM67 12/6/10 9:29:52 http://www.heery.com http://www.aci-na.org

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Centerlines - October 2011

Welcome Message
President’s Message
Canadian Airports
Associates’ Corner
Policy Corner
On the Hill and On the Stump
The 2011 William E. Downes Jr. Award
Host Airport
Cover Story: Money, Service and Regulations are Top Concerns at Small Airports
Feature: Celebrating 20 Years of Annual Conferences
Feature: The Heart of the City—Aerotropolis Concept Positions Airports as City Cores
Security: TSA Reauthorization
Passenger Focus: Wings for Autism
On Management: Health and Happiness—Wellness Programs Benefit Employee and Employer
Grand Openings
Now Underway
New Members
Conference Sponsors
Conference Exhibitors
Index of Advertisers/Advertiser.com
Box Scores

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